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TPWD awards $10.4 million in park grants to Texas communitiesTPWD awards $10.4 million in park grants to Texas communitieshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=125992016-03-25T05:00:00Z

​​AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved $10.4 million in competitive grant funds yesterday for 39 community parks across the state.

Funding will help local communities create and enhance outdoor recreational opportunities through projects like hike and bike trails, butterfly and scent gardens, dog parks, and fishing piers.

Three types of grants were awarded:

  • Urban Outdoor Recreation Grants are given to cities with populations exceeding 500,000 and were awarded to the Cities of Fort Worth and Houston.
  • Non-Urban Outdoor Recreation Grants are given to municipalities with a population less than 500,000 and were awarded to 20 communities.
  • Small Community Recreation Grants are given to municipalities with a population less than 20,000 and were awarded to 17 communities.

Click here for the full list of recipients.

Money for the grants comes from a portion of the sporting goods sales tax through the Texas Recreation & Parks Account and the Texas Large County & Municipality Recreation & Parks Account. Additional money comes from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. Congress appropriates program funding each year.

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